Merkel, Texas 

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Population

2,609

+1.5% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.2%

Best Places to Live in Merkel, Texas

Small city - North-central Texas, 185 miles west of Dallas. October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Merkel, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Pros
Historic/cultural interest
Small-town atmosphere
Cost of living
Cons
Low incomes
Recreation
Isolation
 $950 
8 Ron Cir
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1000 SqFt
 $97,000 
1212 S 4th St
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1442 SqFt
 $269,000 
2174 FM 1235
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 2281 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Abilene Metro Area

Abilene is a former watering hole and junction where the Chisolm Trail met the railroad. Today the area is largely supported by agriculture but also has some minor manufacturing, three small colleges and universities, and nearby Dyess Air Force Base. The town has a good set of arts and cultural amenities for a town its size, and has been recognized for its use of the arts to preserve and revitalize the historic district.


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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Texas
County: Taylor County
Metro Area: Abilene Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat conservative
City: Merkel
Zip Codes: 79536
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 1790 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Merkel is 3.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Merkel jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Merkel's cost of living is 23.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Merkel's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Merkel, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Taylor county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Merkel's population is 2,609 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 1.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Merkel is $86,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.7%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Merkel public schools spend $9,776 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.9 students per teacher in Merkel. More Education



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ZIP CODES IN MERKEL, TEXAS
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$950
8 Ron Cir
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$97,000
1212 S 4th St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$269,000
2174 FM 1235
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$220,000
996 County Road 410
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$129,900
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Bed 3 | Bath 2

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